Welcome to e-books for FE

The e-books for FE project provides Further Education colleges in the UK with access to a core collection of e-books on a platform that offers functionality suitable for the needs of the community.


There is a demand for e-books from students and their teachers in Further Education that is not being met. Jisc and Jisc Collections are working together at a national level to acquire a critical mass of relevant e-books, to achieve efficiencies and harness the opportunities technology provides.

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Project Aims

  • To license a core collection of e-books relevant to the FE curriculum across the UK to include titles of relevance to Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
  • Provide colleges with tools and information on how to integrate the e-books into library catalogues, VLE’s and other aids to help embed ICT in teaching and learning.
  • Monitor the usage of the e-books, looking at trends across colleges, discipline areas, and e-book titles.
  • Work with colleges to achieve high participation and make best use of the e-book titles.